In the middle of the debate about their fundamental reform, ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio submitted their funding requests for the four years from 2025 on April 28. The contribution has never been such a political issue as it was after the scandals of the past year, for example at the RBB. The countries have never been so unanimous that something needs to change. The CDU politician Nathanael Liminski, 37, who has been responsible for media policy in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for many years, rarely appears publicly as a spokesman in the debate. Nevertheless, its headquarters in Düsseldorf can hardly be overestimated as a center of media-political power.